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Current Openings: Public Safety Officer and Courtroom Security Officer - You may see additional information and apply online at Town of Highland Park Job Opportunities 

Public Safety Officer

Operating as the Highland Park Department of Public Safety (HPDPS), our Public Safety Officers are cross-trained as a police officer, firefighter, and paramedic. The shift responsibilities require HPDPS officers to work "48 hours on," and "96 hours off." This schedule is similar to many fire departments across the United States; however, Highland Park DPS is unique due to our cross-training in police, fire, and EMS. Officers are assigned to one of the shifts - "A-Shift," "B-Shift" or "C-Shift" - and each 48-hour shift is broken up into two, 24-hour periods. Each 24-hour period is divided up into three, eight hour assignments. For example, an officer may operate in the police capacity from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and during the remaining 16 hours the officer may be assigned to the ambulance. 

Patrols the Town of Highland Park in order to enforce all Town ordinances, state, and federal laws. Drives emergency vehicles, performs fire-fighting duties, and provides emergency medical treatment to the sick or injured.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Ability to read and review such items as professional journals and publications, legislative data, and interpret ordinances, state laws, reports, and updates regarding criminal activity. Must be able to compute formulas for determining water pressure and dosages for injections. Ability to write or complete a variety of written reports and memos which may be used in a court of law. Employee will write citations. Skill in the operation of various fire and emergency equipment such as communications and dispatch systems, as well as computers. Employee must be able to successfully pass all phases of departmental physical fitness standards, as defined by the departmental policies and procedures manual, on a quarterly basis.

 Minimum Education, Experience, and Certification

  • United States Citizen
  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Bachelors Degree from a regionally accredited college or university or,
  • Minimum of 60 college hours with either 4 years of combined paid experience in police, fire or EMS or 4 years of active duty military
  • Ability to successfully pass a vigorous background examination
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Have not yet turned 45 years of age at the time of testing

Related Document: Applicant Fact Sheet, Recruitment and Selection Process

Communications Specialist

Responsible for the operation of the base station radio, 9-1-1 system, and other communications equipment used to facilitate information transmitted quickly and accurately to public safety responders. Input data into the Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and the Records Management System (RMS). Process alarms. Greet and assist the public. Provide support to the Operations and Support Services Bureaus.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Must effectively communicate verbally and in writing and have the ability to maintain workflow with minimal supervision while processing multiple operations simultaneously with frequent interruptions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and superiors. Effectively meet and deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner. General office skills and knowledge of typing, filing, and computer operations. Accurately record and maintain records and have the ability to directly key in data as it is received audibly.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Certification

  • Thirty (30) college hours from a regionally accredited college or university OR three (3) years’ experience as a call-taker/dispatcher in a PSAP environment
  • Ability to obtain a TCOLE Basic Telecommunicator License
  • Minimum typing skill of 30 words per minute

Courtroom Security Officer

Provides protection and security for the Municipal Court during trials, hearings, and other judicial settings. Manages security in and outside of the courtroom. Operates metal detection equipment to screen persons entering the Municipal Court. Assists the Warrant Officer in the Courtroom as needed.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Ability to read and review such items as professional journals and publications, legislative data, and interpret ordinances, state laws, reports, and updates regarding court security.  Ability to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Certification

  • United States Citizen
  • Five (5) years law enforcement experience
  • Basic Texas Law Enforcement Certification

Those interested in a career with Highland Park DPS are encouraged to complete the Department’s online Employee Interest Form. An HPDPS representative will follow-up with you prior to upcoming testing dates.


Highland Park DPS QR Code (1)The Town of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment.